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September 17, 2009

September 1997

A Douglas County District Court judge denied City Superintendent Gary Malburg’s request for an injunction barring the city from dismissing him.

Judge Mike Malone made the ruling after hearing Malburg’s request, which was a result of a suit filed in June by the city superintendent against the city, its council and Mayor Fred Stewart citing a “wrongful discharge” and requesting damages in excess of $20,000.

• Lydia Hull, daughter of Eudora News publishers Bert and Vicki Hull, was the winner of the Seventeen Magazine/J.C. Penney Cover Model Contest and would grace the cover of the November issue of the magazine.

• The Eudora City Council adopted an ordinance in a special meeting that provided for the issuance of $50,000 in revenue bonds, allowing the city to retire its outstanding bonds issued in the 1970s for water and sewer improvements.

• The Eudora High School class of 1957 met on Labor Day for its 40th class reunion. An information gathering took place at the city hall with a banquet at a Lawrence restaurant the following day.

Those who attended were Bonita Taylor Cochran, Joan Rothberger Shelly, Terresa Ross Gordon, Lois Neis Windett, Margie Broers Coleman, Benny Dean, Harold Massey, Wilfred Hadl, Jerry Campbell, Richard Rinke, Carl Eisele and Kurt von Achen.

• Members of the Jolly Dozen Club were Dusty Lauber, Geri Kahle, Helen Grosdidier, Emma Taylor, Helen Sommer, Ann Broers, Janice Colman, Lenore Rohe, Ruth Wilson, Eva Belle Gerstenberger, Nina Wehner and Arlene Lawson. The club celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier in the month.

• The Eudora High School volleyball team had a perfect 8-0 record after claiming the McLouth Invitational tournament.

• Eudora High School football cheerleaders were Amber Donahue, Julie Lee, Darcie Rodgers, Wendi Burke, Jenny Tyler, Jessica Dority, Tiffany Taylor, Laura Cribbs and Kristin Grosdidier.

From the Eudora News

September 1974

Eudora Police Chief Bill Long reported that a 1966 Dodge truck, stolen July 27 in Lenexa, was found sitting on Elm Street. Law enforcement officers in Lenexa may have had an idea who stole the truck, but because of the rains an inspection of the vehicle was ruled out and the truck was returned to the owner.

• Three girls from Eudora enrolled at Brown-Mackie School of Business in Salina.

Anita Alvarez and Brigitte Lothholz both enrolled in the airline secretarial course, and Sharon Hadl enrolled in the court-reporting course.

• Mr. and Mrs. Archie Goodger returned from a vacation in Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota. They drove the scenic drives through Grand Teton National Park and Estes Park. They also visited Jackson Hole and Yellowstone Park.

In South Dakota they visited Mt. Rushmore and toured the Western Heritage Wax Museum in Deadwood and the ghost town of Rockerville.

The Goodgers said one of the most interesting sights was at Custer, S.D., where they saw the beginning of a carving on Crazy Horse Mountain of the Indian Crazy Horse, who did so much for his people and helped to keep peace with the pioneers. The carving was being done by the famous sculptor Korczek Ziolkowski and was expected to be completed in 1978.

• In the final minutes of what looked like a scoreless game, the Eudora Cardinals rallied to and beat the De Soto Wildcats 8-0 in the season opener at De Soto.

With only minutes left to play, Eudora was forced to punt. The punt bounced into and out of the hands of a De Soto receiver and was recovered by the Cardinals.

With 24 seconds left on the clock, quarterback Greg Dardis found Ken Massey open for the 10-yard scoring pass.

• Grapes were three pounds for $1 at Howard’s Super Saver. Purex bleach was 49 cents for a 128-ounce bottle. Folgers instant coffee was $1.49 for a 6-ounce jar, and Palmolive liquid detergent was 59 cents for a 22-ounce size.

From the Eudora Enterprise

September 1976

The new football and track field, Cardinal Field, was dedicated by school superintendent Charles Hill during halftime at Eudora High School’s first football game of the season. It took three years to plan and build the field.

• Diana Bretthauer began working as a hairdresser in Carol’s Beauty Salon in Eudora.

• An open house took place at Salem Chapel to honor Mrs. Eudora Reed, great-granddaughter of Eudora founder Paschal Fish.

• The newly organized Jaycees in Eudora had its first meeting and elected Trig Oleson, president; Joe Pyle, internal vice president; Dave Auldridge, external vice president; Mike Kurtz, secretary; Dennis Smith, treasurer; Charles Kimble, state director; J.D. Schehrer, director I and Ron Lee, director II.

From the Eudora Enterprise

September 1927

The Eudora Rural High School opened with an enrollment of 91.

• Eudora and the vicinity were well represented at the Free Fair in Topeka. Contractors were busy grading the Bloechel block, converting it into an athletic field for the Rural High School. M.B. Cathcart, Lawrence, was doing the grading, and Mr. Ellerbrook, the engineer, was superintending the work.

• Pete Edelbrock bought a 10-20 McCormick-Deering tractor from the Eudora Hardware Company.

• A shed belonging to August Lefman burned to the ground. The cause of the fire was unknown.

• Julius Lotz painted and papered both houses on the J.G. Gage farm.

• Mr. and Mrs. George Schubert purchased one and one-half lots of the Meinke property, just south of the Meinke house, and expected to start work on a new bungalow style house.

From the Eudora Weekly News


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